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Three killed, 37 injured in Bogo bus, sedan crash

December 18, 2012


A passenger bus collided head on with a Toyota sedan in Bogo City, north Cebu killing three bus passengers and injuring at least 37. Police said that after the impact, the bus driver stepped on the accelerator, instead of the brake, possibly out of confusion. The accident took place 2:45 a.m. on Monday in barangay […]

CAAP inspector axed over Robredo plane crash

November 15, 2012


MANILA—The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has suspended the airworthiness inspector who cleared the plane that flew Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo to his death last August. CAAP director general William Hotchkiss III ordered a 90-day preventive suspension of Fernando Abalos while he and other CAAP personnel undergo an investigation, CAAP deputy director general John […]

President releases probe results of Aug. 18 crash

November 14, 2012


The investigation results were harsh. The fate of Aviatour Fly’n Inc. , the Cebu flying school and air charter company of the late Capt. Jessup Bahinting, looked dim after aviation investigators concluded that the Aug. 18 plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, Bahinting and his co-pilot, was due to pilot error, poor aircraft […]

DOTC confirms leak pilot error behind crash

November 9, 2012


Manila — Transportation Secretary Jose Emilio Abaya has confirmed that pilot error was one of the causes of the plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo last August. Although he deplored the leak of the draft report on the crash from the the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Abaya said that, save for […]

SK official lands in hospital after vehicle accident

November 2, 2012


By Correspondents Carmel R. Matus and Gabriel C. Bonjoc   A TOP Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) official accidentally crashed his vehicle on a duldulan tree along barangay Binlod, Argao town in southern Cebu. SK Cebu Federation President Aladin Williame Caminero’s Ford Everest vehicle was a total wreck after the collision, PO2 Marvin Chin of the Argao […]

Victims’ kin file charges against bus driver

October 30, 2012


CHARGES of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicides and physical injuries were filed yesterday against the bus driver of the Jegans bus that crashed in Don Andres Soriano (DAS) road in Toledo City. Relatives of the passengers who died in the bus crash accompanied the police when they filed the complaint against the driver Allan […]

Crash survivor heard brakes screech as bus sped downhill

October 29, 2012


By Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent Rosalinda Cerna, 50, was supposed to take a van-for-hire home to Toledo city but she got on a Jegans bus thinking it would be a safer ride. She had no inkling the trip would end up in a major accident. She survived with a fractured right shoulder. At the Vicente […]

Jegans buses suspended

October 29, 2012


by Edison delos Angeles, Joy Cherry S. Quito, Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondents   Brake malfunction was the cause of the Jegans bus crash in Toledo City where seven passengers were killed and 42 were wounded, according to an initial police report. But passenger accounts of the bus speeding to overtake another bus has focused attention […]

Foul play ruled out in Robredo crash

September 11, 2012


Aviation authorities have ruled out foul play in the plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots almost a month ago. Retired Capt. John Andrews, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines deputy director general, on Monday told a congressional joint committee examining his agency’s performance that he considered the crash of the […]

Missing Nepalese pilot’s dad, uncle arrive in Cebu

August 20, 2012


THE family of a Nepalese co-pilot who went missing along with Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo and the owner of the Seneca Piper plane they rode in arrived in Cebu yesterday and left for Masbate City early this afternoon. “We have arranged a different private plane for them which will drop them in […]